February 04, 2009

Heart And Soul

A lot on my mind tonight... a lot going on. Angst, stress, kids, life...

I've been doing a lot of thinking today as well, memories from my own childhood, going to my grandmother's house in Alabama. She had a piano there and the entire time we visited, someone would jump on and either play or attempt to.

TGOO and his sister had lessons when young, and so they'd hammer out stuff they'd learned as children. My aunt still plays and its fun to sit down and watch her in her home.

I don't play, although I do have my grandmother's piano in MY home. I've toyed often with learning... waiting for... more time I expect. I do think I'll eventually learn, if anything to be able to play for me.

And to know my grandmother's piano is getting used.

TGOO taught us Heart and Soul when we were kids. All of us used to play around with it. I remember playing with my Uncle... he's been gone now for... six years now? How long... TGOO knows. It was his younger brother, taken too young, to cancer. He was in his early 50s...

Anyway, the memories made me look up the song on youtube. I figured, surely we aren't the only family that would mess around on the piano with Heart and Soul.

And we weren't...

How fun is this? Brother and Sister...

Posted by Boudicca at February 4, 2009 10:26 PM | TrackBack

You'll get there. My item is the harp. I have always wanted to learn the harp.

Posted by: vw bug at February 5, 2009 05:37 AM

That brought back some fond memories. Thanks.

I know two sisters (identical twins) who do something similar. One plays rhythm , one plays lead...then they would swap up. Funny thing about these twins...they knew exactly what each other was thinking, and not just about music. One of 'em was my girlfriend. I just knew one of 'em better than the other...I think. They were 1000% identical.

Posted by: Sam at February 5, 2009 08:41 AM

Kazoo, now that's my speed!

Posted by: JihadGene at February 5, 2009 09:32 AM

That was lovely. I saw, only once, my Great Aunt Sylvia and Cousin Steve, a mother and son (they are both gone now), play together on an old upright. I believe they nailed a Scott Joplin / Ragtime tune and it was definitely a magical moment.

I never quite got piano. I knew how to pick out a few tunes by ear (specifically, the theme from Mozart's 40th Symphony, and Bach's Little Fugue in G Minor), but I could never grasp the right and left hand coordination thing.

To me, it is such an intellectual instrument.

Posted by: Erica at February 6, 2009 09:15 AM